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Conference findings to be presented by Technomic on emerging consumer direct channel

Technomic Inc. will host a 30-minute webinar to recap findings from the Consumer Direct Conference which was held in March at Google Chicago, detailing insights on 3rd party delivery, the meal kit market and next generation meal sourcing

CHICAGO, Apr. 17, 2017—Technomic's recent Consumer Direct Conference and the soon-to-be-released study have provided new insights on ways consumers are sourcing meals in the U.S. In addition to exclusive data and insights from Technomic, the conference featured speakers from several leading organizations, including:

  • Chef'd
  • Chicago Ventures
  • Elevation Burger
  • Google
  • Hello Fresh
  • Home Chef
  • IDEO
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Meez Meals
  • Mixing Bowl
  • MonkeyMedia Software
  • Snap Kitchen
  • Tovala
  • Uber

"This conference brought together thought leaders and trade experts from across the industry and offered attendees new ideas about what food sourcing will look like moving forward," says Erik Thoresen, principal with Technomic and leader of the firm's technology advisory practice. "There is a tremendous amount of interest in next generation platforms around mealtime and our research in this area is aimed at revealing new insights about how consumer needs are changing."

Technomic will release a larger study on meal kits, 3rd party delivery and other platforms in the consumer direct channel later this month. Select highlights from both the Consumer Direct Conference and the upcoming Consumer Direct Study will be presented on April 27th in a webinar; details can be found at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2931682111208143361

Contacts:
Press Inquiries, Study and Webinar details: Erik Thoresen, 312-506-3815 or erikthoresen@technomic.com 
Purchasing Details: Patrick Noone, (312) 506-3852 or pnoone@technomic.com

About Technomic
Technomic Inc., a Winsight company, delivers a 360-degree view of the food industry. It impacts growth and profitability for clients by providing consumer-grounded vision and channel-relevant strategic insights. Its services range from major research studies and management consulting solutions to online databases and simple fact-finding assignments. Its clients include food manufacturers and distributors, restaurants and retailers, other foodservice organizations, and various institutions aligned with the food industry. Visit Technomic at technomic.com.

About Winsight, LLC
Winsight LLC is a recognized leader in business-to-business media and information services for the convenience-retailing, foodservice and grocery industries. Winsight has an extensive media portfolio, including five publications: CSP, Restaurant BusinessFoodService DirectorConvenience Store Products, and Winsight Grocery Business. Winsight also offers a suite of digital products, including websites, e-newsletters, webinars, video products, mobile and tablet apps, and custom marketing solutions. In addition to more than 12 major EduNetworking conferences and advisory meetings, Winsight also produces seven exclusive, large-scale executive-level conferences: Restaurant Leadership Conference, Global Restaurant Leadership ConferenceOutlook Leadership Conference, Convenience Retailing University, FSTECMenuDirections and Restaurant Directions. In 2015, Winsight acquired Technomic Inc., a provider of primary and secondary market information and advisory services for the food industry. For more information on Winsight and its brands, go to www.winsightmedia.com.

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